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    An expert buy to let knowledge for a smooth and straightforward service

    With more and more UK home seekers choosing to rent, buy to let properties can be a rewarding and popular investment. Whether you’re a first time property investor, you’re planning to expand your portfolio, or you’re looking to sell, we have the award-winning expertise and experience to make it an exciting and satisfying experience.

    As well as making the purchase or sale of your property investment go as smoothly as possible, we can give you detailed, clear and jargon free advice on your legal rights and responsibilities as a landlord.


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    The Conveyancing Quality Scheme

    We are an accredited member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) is a recognised standard for quality residential conveyancing.

    Free conveyancing calculator

    How much will your conveyancing cost? Check our solicitor and conveyancer prices by using our online conveyancing calculator to get a free quote.

    Or just give us a call and our experts will give you a free quote over the phone.

    How can we help when it comes to buy to let?

    We can support and help you throughout the entire buy to let conveyancing process, including buy to let investment purchases tailored to you, advice on buy to let matters for existing clients, auction sales and purchases, buy to let mortgages and remortgages, advice on buy to let property ownership involving more than one person and declarations of trust, equity release (including reversion schemes) and tenancy agreements.

    Our expertise is based on our years of experience within the English and Welsh rental market and tracking the trends and opportunities available. This experience is backed by our award-winning reputation for excellent customer service, staff training and client communication.


    Your buy to let questions - and more - answered

    • How much does a buy to let conveyancer or solicitor cost?

      The cost of instructing a solicitor or conveyancer to deal with your buy to let purchase can vary depending on a number of factors, including the type of property, type of ownership and the results of local searches.

      You should be able to secure a quote and a fixed price but if additional legal work is needed beyond a standard conveyancing process, additional fees may apply.

      The best thing to do is use our free online conveyancing fee calculator or talk to one of our experts directly by phone, email or fill in your details to request a call back. You will not be charged for the initial enquiry and we will be happy to give you a quote and talk through solicitor and licence conveyancer costs. Our fees are competitively priced and we are always transparent about our costs before you instruct us.


    • Why choose Birchall Blackburn Law for your buy to let legal needs?

      Our expert, award-winning team work with you to tailor a solution that precisely meets your individual requirements – whether you are first time investors or already have a substantial property portfolio.

      Our specialist conveyancers are on a number of buy to let lenders’ panels, which means we can deliver a faster and more cost efficient service.

      We are a member of the Conveyancing Association and founder members of the Equity Release Solicitors’ Alliance. In addition, we are CQS accredited.

    • Is a buy to let mortgage the same as a standard mortgage?

      It is unlikely that you could let a property under the terms of a standard mortgage because the contract usually forbids tenancies. So, a specific buy to let mortgage is needed.

      Buy to let mortgages are perceived to be higher risk than standard mortgages. Many landlords expect the rental income to cover the mortgage costs and many buy to let mortgages are interest only. This can be an issue if the property is sometimes left empty or the tenant is unable pay the rent.

      It is likely that a buy to let mortgage will need a larger deposit (around 25-40%), be subject to a higher interest rate, and some additional fees.

      We have the expertise and experience to help you navigate the buy to let mortgage process, make sure things run smoothly and help you prepare for any future changes in circumstances.


    • Is stamp duty the same on a buy to let property?

      If the property costs more then £40,000, you will currently have to pay an additional 3% on top of the Stamp Duty bands.

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    - Did you know?

    Almost 4.5 million renters in the UK live in a buy-to-let property.

    What our clients say about us

    M. Weafer

    Very helpful, attentive, kind and patient.


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    Everything went well. I felt comfortable talking to the staff.


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    P. Holt

    Her bedside manner was excellent.

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    S. Wilson

    Extremely efficient service.  I was apprehensive about making a Will but Jessica guided me through everything – she explained everything and gave me space to ask any questions.  Would use her again.

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    Reach out now for confidential advice about your buy to let legal needs, with no obligations. Simply call, email or request a call back and one of our experienced team members will be in touch to help you with your legal needs.

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